Technical Guidance Note - Local Green Space Designation (May 2018) - This guidance note has been prepared to assist local communities in helping to identify potential Local Green Space allocations within the Borough. Local Green Space designation is a way of providing special protection against development for green areas that are of particular importance to local communities. This note includes criteria against which nominated sites will be assessed to determine if they should be designated. Appendix 1 includes a questionnaire to be completed when nominating a potential site for designation.
- A word version of the questionnaire contained in Appendix 1 is available to download here, to be completed when nominating a site.
Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2017 - The Planning Obligations SPD was adopted at Local Plan Committee on 26th April 2017 and now forms part of the suite of policy documents used in deciding planning applications. The aim of this SPD is to provide clarity and guidance for developers, build on the policies in the Joint Core Strategy and direct developers to the documents and requirements provided by Northamptonshire County Council and other infrastructure providers. It seeks to ensure the timely delivery of infrastructure, services and facilities to meet the needs of the Borough and support sustainable development.
Cottingham and Middleton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan SPD - This document was formally adopted on 27th April 2016. The SPD supplements policies in the Core Strategies that protect, preserve and, where appropriate enhance our historic environment. The adopted document is accompanied by an adoption statement and a statement of consultation.
Biodiversity SPD-January 2016 - This Biodiversity SPD is intended to provide guidance on policies within the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy that relate to biodiversity. The document has been produced by the North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit and adopted by Corby Borough Council.
Creating Sustainable Communities: Planning Obligations Framework and Guidance-January 2015 - This document provides clear guidance on the county council's approach to planning obligations and ensures that new developments play a fair role in delivering the infrastructure and services required to facilitate and support new communities.
Sustainable Design SPD-February 2009 - This Sustainable Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is intended to provide guidance on policies within the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy that relate to design and sustainability. The checklist included in Appendix V of the SPD draws together the guidance set out and provides a framework for applicants for planning permission in producing Sustainable Design and Energy Statements.
Building on Tradition - The Rockingham Forest Countryside Design Summary (July 2000)
This Countryside Design Summary has been prepared by the Rockingham Forest Trust working together with Northamptonshire County Council, Kettering Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council and Corby Borough Council. The purpose of the Design Summary is to identify ways in which new development can be designed to harmonise with and enhance local character. This document is available from the Rockingham Forest Trust for a small fee (ph: 01933 625527).